Gut Friendly Foods

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    Bloating? Low energy? Try these gut-friendly foods that can make all the difference.   Many of the modern day diseases have been traced back to the gut. Lately there has been so much talk about the good kind of bacteria and how important they are, that it has had me wrinkling my forehead. […]


Valentine Cookies

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Celebrate the day of love with nothing less than the best chocolate chunk cookie on the Planet. I love you, my dear customers. And I’m not just saying that because Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’m in the mood for it. I adore you always! Okay, this is getting cheesy even by my standards. I […]


Overnight Oats

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This super easy breakfast is so delicious you’ll soon know the recipe by heart (like I do). I haven’t been this excited about a recipe for… well, since the last time I was very excited about a recipe. I know, that happens to me quite often. But seriously, this oat revelation is too good not to […]


Calories: Poor dictators, Good indicators

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This is what we’ve been told: a calorie is a calorie. Really? We recently introduced an addition to Hello Chef recipes: the calorie content. When doing all that calculation I noticed that the dishes I eat very often, are actually quite high in calories. First I was alarmed. The myth “calorie is a calorie” started ringing […]


Avocado – The Fat You Want

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The fat you want?  Avocado meets this criteria. Avocado in salad, on toast, with pasta, even in dessert. Works for me! I could live on avocados. Sometimes I struggle with getting them, though. I’m sure you’ve come across with the same dilemma: you either have to spend a lot of money for the ready-to-eat good ones, […]


Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Get your cookie cutters out and make your kids happy. The best memories of my childhood Christmases have to do with cooking. (Well, that was obvious.) I especially enjoyed baking Christmas treats. (I’m sorry, I’m being a little predictable today.) Now is the time to pass those traditions along and create some new memories. So this […]


Turmeric: Eat it, Drink it!

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Turmeric is what’s happening now Eat it, drink it. This yellow spice can have a game changing effect on your health. Here in the UAE the sky is seldom all clear. There always seems to be something in the way to the purest colors: bright blue sky and warm orange sun. Well, there is a way […]


Healthier Pizza: Alternative Pizza Bases

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Healthy Pizza?  Making healthier pizza has never been this easy Skip the wheat-and-yeast routine and try some of these veggie-based pizza crusts. Gluten-free and paleo people of the world have been busy inventing new healthier ways to eat pizza. That makes sense. There can be no quality of life without pizza. I’m sure we can […]


Snacks for Kids

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Afternoon crankiness away: snack is the cure These small meals will keep your little ones happy and energized. When there are more toys in the air than on the floor and the volume keeps rising, it’s time for a snack. Those situations usually happen in the afternoon when the suspense of a school or nursery […]


Eat pasta all day every day!

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  Low carb zoodles work well with any pasta sauce.   On your next visit to a kitchen equipment store or a hypermarket, see if you can find a handheld spiralizer or a julienne peeler. With either one of those cheap, small gadgets you can find your way to the healthiest pasta on earth. Ones you […]